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Heather Grady

Opinion Heather Grady 5 August 2018

How philanthropy adds value to India’s effort to achieve SDGs

How can philanthropy leverage its specialised resources to effectively contribute to India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation? This was the question posed at a recent session in Bangalore during the second annual meeting of the …

Opinion Heather Grady 4 September 2017

Localizing SDG impacts through the philanthropy sector

If we as a global community are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the 17 goals that the world’s governments committed to achieve for all people by the year 2030–philanthropy must be a …

Opinion Heather Grady 8 December 2016

A new space is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

As the world adjusts to recent voting surprises in the UK and the US, those of us who have been promoting a universal framework, that includes fundamental goals like tackling inequality, can take some comfort …

Special feature Heather Grady, Bhekinkosi Moyo and Sevdalina Rukanova 1 December 2015

Why the SDGs matter

One of the most important shifts in international cooperation of the last 50 years will take place in January, as the 15-year-old Millennium Development Goals campaign comes to an end and a new set of …

Special feature Heather Grady 1 December 2015

New mindsets and practices are needed to finance the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals will require governments to rethink how they collect and allocate funds, and how private investors and businesses must reorient their practices towards positive social and environmental impacts. Over the past two …

Analysis Heather Grady 2 March 2015

Philanthropy and the post-2015 development agenda

This year, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end, and all the world’s governments will agree on a Post-2015 Development Agenda and set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – as described by …

Opinion 1 Heather Grady 22 January 2015

Notes from the Field: Exploring New Models for Cross-Sector Collaboration

This article originally appeared on the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ website, on 8 January 2015. The original article can be found here> Heather Grady, Senior Fellow, Global Philanthropy, shares observations from her work with the Post-2015 Platform …

Opinion Heather Grady 17 March 2014

Venture Philanthropy and Development

Venture Philanthropy in Development (90 pages, PDF), a new report from the OECD’s NetFWD, charts the directions that many foundations and individual philanthropists are taking to tackle today’s social, environmental, and economic challenges. While the term …

Opinion Heather Grady 6 February 2014

A greater role for philanthropy in development co-operation

On the east side of New York, the year has gotten off to a busy start at the UN with meetings of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. Although I’ve participated in multilateral …